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  • Volcanoes

    By Annabelle Lynch
    Authors:
    Annabelle Lynch
    Volcanic eruptions are one of Earth's amazing sights. Find out how and why these mountains explode!Froglets Learners offer fun facts in accessible text, perfect for building reading confidence.
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  • Voices Of The Rainforest

    By Mick Manning
    Authors:
    Mick Manning
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  • A Visit to the Seaside

    By Louise Spilsbury
    Authors:
    Louise Spilsbury
    Ways into Geography: A Visit to the Seaside explores the different kinds of coastlines around the world, and looks at the jobs that people who live by the seaside do. It also looks at what activities we can do by the seaside and explains how we can all take care of our coastlines. Ways into Geography is an ideal introduction to geography. It combines simple text and colourful illustrations to teach basic geographical skills and build up confidence and enthusiasm.
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    The Violin Man

    By Colin Thompson, Colin Thompson
    Authors:
    Colin Thompson
    Illustrated by:
    Colin Thompson
    For as long as anyone can remember, Oscar has played his violin outside the theatre. Every night, as the people queue for their tickets, Oscar fills the air with his music and the echo of his lost dreams. In the old days, his daughter, Marietta, had been there as well, dancing. For just as Oscar dreams of being a famous violinist, it was Marietta's dream to be a famous ballet dancer. But Marietta became ill and now Oscar plays alone. Some nights, though, he catches sight of Marietta's ghost, dancing under the street light.One night, Oscar's dream comes true and he is invited to play in the theatre in front of an audience. They are swept away by his music and his skill. But under the glare of the spotlight, Oscar can't see Marietta dancing. He decides to play only outside on the pavement, where he and Marietta can perform together. 'Don't worry,' he says. 'I won't leave you again.'
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  • Violet the Painting Fairy

    By Daisy Meadows, Georgie Ripper
    Authors:
    Daisy Meadows
    Illustrated by:
    Georgie Ripper
    Strange things are happening on Rainspell Island! Kirsty and Rachel must help Violet the Painting Fairy track down her magical paintbrush. But can they find it before Jack Frost and the goblins manage to create more chaos?
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  • A Village

    By Jen Green
    Authors:
    Jen Green
    Full of hands-on activities to help you learn all about map skills whilst also learning about the features of a village. This book will show you what a bird's eye map is by looking at aerial photos of villages; how village landmarks, such as churches and village greens can be shown as symbols; how to measure scale and distance on a walk around a village; what map plans are using a village shop and a farmers' market, as examples; how compass points show you how to find directions around a stable yard; how to follow pathways, roads and bridleways on a country walk; how to use grid references by looking at a village green; what contour lines are by looking at a country valley; looking at landuse by showing farming land; and looking at transport maps showing routes between different villages.Illustrations by Sarah Horne in an amusing and lively style are combined with photographs to really capture a child's attention helping them to learn these important map skills.
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  • Village Home

    By Nicola Barber
    Authors:
    Nicola Barber
    Homes Around the World looks at different homes in geographically-diverse locations. Each book encourages readers to ask questions about their own homes and looks at the different ways in which people live across the world, thus devloping awareness of the wider world.Village Home looks at locations from Turkey to Canada, from Africa to Russia. The variety of homes and how they are built is focused upon, together with the themes of weather, environment, travel, work, school and play in a village setting.
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  • Vikings

    By Izzi Howell
    Authors:
    Izzi Howell
    Read all about Early Britons with the Fact Cat! The Viking age began in around 700 CE and during this time, boatloads of raiders and settlers came to Britain to find new lands and steal treasure. At the time, Britain was ruled by the Anglo Saxons. They fought back against the Viking invaders and you can read all about their struggles for power. Follow the Fact Cat on a journey through Viking England; find out where and how they lived, what they ate and what they believed in. Learn how we know about the lives of the Vikings with the evidence of artefacts and ancient sites that have been discovered. Simple quiz questions at the back help readers to remember what they've just read.Perfect one-stop-shop for help with homework assignments!Broad-ranging appeal for nursery age through to Key Stage 2.
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  • Viking Vik and the Trolls

    By Shoo Rayner
    Authors:
    Shoo Rayner
    Watch out - there are giant Trolls about! But the sweetest, juiciest cloudberries grow on the other side of the bridge. Will Viking Vik, Freya and Wulf get across to pick them without being eaten alive?
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  • Viking Vik and the Wolves

    By Shoo Rayner
    Authors:
    Shoo Rayner
    Viking Vik is guarding the goats in the hills when he sees Greeneyes the Wolf. Wulf laughs at Vik. Everyone knows Greeneyes isn't real! But Wulf stops laughing when he hears a howl in the night...
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  • Viking Vik and the Lucky Stone

    By Shoo Rayner
    Authors:
    Shoo Rayner
    Viking Vik is cold, hungry and lost in a snowstorm. His faithful dog, Flek, leads him to the house of an old woman. But she thinks he seems suspicious. Can Vik convince her to let him in before he freezes to death?
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  • Viking Vik and the Chariot Race

    By Shoo Rayner
    Authors:
    Shoo Rayner
    Viking Vik is racing down the mountain, driving his goat cart as if he were the great god Thor himself. But watch out! Wulf is right behind him and he looks like he means business...
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  • Viking Vik and the Bug House

    By Shoo Rayner
    Authors:
    Shoo Rayner
    Viking Vik and Wulf are squabbling over who should be the leader. What they need is a contest to see who's the bravest. A contest with bugs and creepy-crawlies should do the trick...
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  • Viking Victory

    By Jennifer Gray, Amanda Swift, Sarah Horne
    Authors:
    Jennifer Gray, Amanda Swift
    Illustrated by:
    Sarah Horne
    A nasty builder with a huge digger is threatening the guinea pigs' woodland! The furry pals must protect it - but how? Terry wants to tell all his friends online... Eduardo thinks a protest song will do the trick... While Coco just wants everyone to get on with it! Then they meet Olaf the Viking guinea pig who claims to be over 1,000 years old. Can they use his ancient tactics to help fight the builder?
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    The Viewer

    By Gary Crew, Shaun Tan
    Authors:
    Gary Crew
    Illustrated by:
    Shaun Tan
    Young Tristan, a curious boy who rescues all sorts of objects from the rubbish dump, finds an old Viewmaster in its elaborate box, complete with a set of disks. He finds that these represent the ages of humankind, seen as a cyclical structure in which patterns of growth and decay are repeated. Tristan becomes more and more drawn in to the world of the disks, and eventually disappears. The book is full of metaphors and symbols of seeing and watching, circularity and never-endingness, in a complex, fantastical tale, which was Shaun Tan's first picture book.
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  • Victoria the Violin Fairy

    By Daisy Meadows, Georgie Ripper
    Authors:
    Daisy Meadows
    Illustrated by:
    Georgie Ripper
    The Music Fairies desperately need Rachel's and Kirsty's help! Jack Frost and his naughty goblins have stolen the fairies' Magical Musical Instruments, which means that music is being ruined for everyone! Jack Frost plans to use the instruments to help him win a national talent competition in the human world, and with the help of the enchanted instruments, he's bound to win. If this happens, humans will find out about Fairyland and then all the fairies will be in danger! Victoria must find her violin - how can Rachel and Kirsty help her?
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  • The Victorians

    By Alison Cooper
    Authors:
    Alison Cooper
    See for yourself what life was like in Victorian times! Spend a day in the life of a Victorian servant, climb aboard a steam train and take a ride through a Victorian street on a horse-drawn cart. Find out more about homes, food, schools and jobs in Victorian times.
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  • Victoria

    By Damian Harvey, Rupert Van Wyk
    Authors:
    Damian Harvey
    Illustrated by:
    Rupert Van Wyk
    Queen Victoria was the longest ever reigning British monarch and saw extraordinary developments during her reign, from the development of the railways to the discoveries of Charles Darwin.Discover the stories of people who have helped to shape history, ranging from early explorers such as Christopher Columbus to more modern figures like Tim Berners-Lee, inventor of the World Wide Web.These chapter books combine historical fact with engaging narrative and humourous illustration, perfect for the newly independent reader.
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  • Vet

    By James Nixon
    Authors:
    James Nixon
    What's it like to be a vet? Perhaps one day you might like to become a vet too? In this book you will meet our vet, Nafisa - and some of her colleagues - and see what she does at work every day. Find out about the types of animals she looks after - from cats to cows! - the equipment she uses to do her job and what it is like to work with animals.The Here to Help series of books are for very young readers aged 5 and upwards. The books follow real professionals around their place of work to give a flavour of what it means to work in a particular job.
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    Vesuvius Poovius

    By Kes Gray, Chris Mould
    Authors:
    Kes Gray
    Illustrated by:
    Chris Mould
    Poo is a forbiddenus wordus. Vesuvius, the Roman inventor, has been trying to solve the pongy problem for many years - with no luck. But one night he is struck by inspiration...The pongy classic, now with a new jacket.
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